IPLOCA New Technologies Award


Recognising a significant contribution to innovation in pipeline construction. 

2019 IPLOCA New Technologies Award sponsored by BP


Invitation to submit an entry will be sent early 2019


The IPLOCA New Technologies Award sponsored by BP, is presented every alternate year during the annual Convention to an IPLOCA Regular Member or Associate Member who, in the opinion of the adjudication committee has made a significant contribution to innovation in pipe line construction. 

Award Criteria

This award is in recognition of a significant contribution to innovation in the engineering of, the provision of equipment for, and the construction of pipe lines by virtue of:

  • a technological or engineering breakthrough
  • a new piece of equipment, tool or construction supply
  • a new or revised construction practice
  • a new type of permanent material
  • other relevant initiatives

Supporting documentation is required describing the entry and showing proof that it has been successfully used on a major project, in the field or is of such significant merit in its development stage to warrant a joint industry award.


The Adjudication Committee includes members of the IPLOCA Board of Directors including the Chairman of the New Technologies Committee whose task will be to screen the applications and determine the winner using a neutral voting process. 

The Adjudication Committee will review each entry submitted on the following basis:

  • Does it meet the basic criteria set forth in establishing the award?
  • Does it provide the onshore pipeline construction industry with something it did not have before?
  • Does it constitute an identifiable step forward in technology/construction process?
  • Does it improve safety and/or environmental protection?
  • Does it overcome a current problem area in pipeline construction?
  • Does it provide a reason for the industry to change the manner in which pipelines are laid? 

Submission of Entry

Guidelines are available to help you submitting an entry. Entries that do not comply with these guidelines  will be rejected.

We look forward to hearing from many of you about your recent technology innovations.